Congratulations to Jess Prokas (Carlisle Aquatics) on her success in winning the 11-14yrs Girls 200m Individual Medley at the Scottish National Age Group Championships at Tollcross, Glasgow at the end of March.
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Inter Association competition


It has been confirmed that this will b
e held on 24 June at Blackpool.

There will be four teams competing - Cumbria, N Lancs, Liverpool & D, and a combined team from Bolton & D, Manchester & D and Central Lancs. 

The competition conditions will be the same as 2017 except that 
 (a) 3 swimmers from each team can compete in the 100m events
 (b) 2 swimmers can compete in the 200m events 
 (c) Each swimmer will be able to compete in 5 events per day with a maximum of 3 per session + one relay event per session

A review will be held after the 2018 event to determine if it should be held again in 2019 with four teams - if so it will be Cumbria's turn to act as hosts.


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Congratulations to Ian Richardson (Copeland)

Ian has now satisfactorily completed the practical section of the British Swimming referee examination and is now a fully qualified British Swimming referee.

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North West Region Summer Championships

Follow this link to the DRAFT programme of events.

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England Talent Pathway Programme


A workshop will be held in Studio 2 (upstairs) at Kendal on Sunday 4th February at 11.30am for about an hour to introduce the County Development Programme. This will be presented by Graham Pearson and is aimed at parents/guardians of those swimmers competing for the first time in the county championships (mainly 10/11 year olds). 

Key themes:
1. Understanding the competitive swimming pathway.
2. Supporting the developing young swimmer.


Event Flyer

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Brian Hawkrigg former Secretary and Life Vice President of Cumbria ASA.

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2017 National Inter County Teams results
Place Team Points
1. Berkshire & S Buckinghamshire 498
2. Northamptonshire 457
2. Cambridgeshire 457
4. Swim Wales West 456.5
5. Derbyshire 431.5
6. Worcestershire 425
7. Hertfordshire 420
8. Warwickshire 405.5
9. Lincolnshire 348
10. Staffordshire 331.5
11. Wiltshire 321.5
12. Gloucestershire 306.5
13. Cumbria 301
14. Norfolk 293.5
15. Shropshire 283
16. Bedfordshire 272.5
17. Cornwall 256


Follow this link to the full results

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World Masters Championships Budapest
 

Three Cumbrians swam at Budapest in August 2017. Results were: 

  • Craig Heggie (Workington) - 100m Breaststroke 9th (1,18.73), 200m Breaststroke 13th (2,58.10)
  • Judy Hattle (Carlisle Aquatics) - 50m Butterfly 2nd  (32.51), 100m Butterfly 2nd (1,13.66), 200m Butterfly 2nd (2,50.07),         400m IM 4th (6,16.70).
  • Graham Pearson (Carlisle Aquatics) - 50m Breaststroke 6th (37.12), 100m Breaststroke 4th (1,24.28),                                 200m Breaststroke 5th (3,16.39) , 200m IM 17th (3,09.95), 400m IM 7th (6,51.31)

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British Summer Championships - 2018

Menís 800m Freestyle & Womenís 1500m Freestyle

A Menís 800m Freestyle and Womenís 1500m Freestyle events will be introduced at the British Summer Championships 2018. The Home Nation Summer Meets are expected to follow suit.

Clearly an opportunity will have to be provided, within the Qualifying Window (March 1 to May 28) for swimmers to post times into British Rankings so that they become eligible to be invited to compete in these events.

ASANWR will include these events in the 2018 Summer Championships in 2018. In order to comply with Meet Licensing Requirements only ranked times can be used for entry into these events and it is expected (although this is still to be confirmed) that ranked 400m Freestyle times will be used for entry to the Menís 800m Freestyle and ranked 800m times will be used to enter the Womenís 1500m Freestyle.


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Congratulations to Shaun Winstanley (Workington)


who has won the
Swim England North West Region regional Aquatic Award for Volunteer of the Year, 2017. Shaun will now go forward to the National Awards to be held on 11th October in Birmingham.  

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Shaun receiving his award from county President Raymond Watson
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2016 National Inter County Teams

Place Team Points
1. Scotland West 554
2. Dorset 527
3. Devon 490
4. Sussex 455
5. Worcestershire 445
6. Warwickshire 436
7. Staffordshire 385
8. Cumbria 376
9. Lincolnshire 372
10. Northamptonshire 366
11. Cambridgeshire 350
12. Norfolk 333
13. Wiltshire 309
14. Bedfordshire 266
15. Cornwall 263
16. Shropshire 236
 

Follow this link to the full results

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Swim The Eden - update


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   The Eden Swim project was completed by brothers Jack, Calum and Robbie Hudson in August 2015 when they swam 90 miles down down the River Eden to raise funds in aid of the Swimming Trust.
 
  The swim took 9 days with the brothers swimming up to 12 miles a day. They clambered down waterfalls, over weirs and rocks to become the first people ever to swim the length of the river.

  The swim was in aid of the Swimming Trust who have been in discussion with the brothers and have decided that the best use for this income would be to focus it on improving swimming teaching in Cumbria. All the money will be put back into swimming through setting up a bursary scheme in Cumbria to help more swimming teachers gain their level 2 qualification.


The bursary scheme has been funded by £3000 from the 'Swim the Eden' project , £1000 from the Swimming Trust and £1000 from Cumbria ASA, which was launched on October 1st 2016. Further contributions may be made in the future. These funds will be 'ring fenced' by Cumbria ASA and will not be available for any purposes other than to assist the training of level 2 and above teachers/coaches. Details of the bursary scheme are available from Martin Tickner.

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ASA Board statement regarding the hearing impaired
The ASA Sport Governing Board have agreed the following in relation to hearing impaired swimmers. 
Multi-classification events are only open to swimmers with an impairment which is included in the Paralympics i.e. classifications S1 to S14 inclusive. Classification S15 (Hearing Impairment) is not included in Paralympic Events.
Hearing impaired swimmers (S15) may compete in events if the meet conditions allow for S15 events.  Medals are to be awarded within this specific classification as these swimmers are not eligible to compete for medals in multi-classification events.
S15 does not have to be swum separately as the results can be extracted from the overall event.
Hearing impaired swimmers may compete in any able bodied event.  An appropriate starting signal should be agreed between the swimmer and the referee.
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